Detroit Lions Depth Chart

  • HC: Dan Campbell
  • OC: Anthony Lynn
  • DC: Aaron Glenn
  • ST: Dave Fipp
Updated: 08/04/2021 5:31PM ET
Pos No. Player 1 No Player 2 No Player 3 No Player 4 No Player 5
Offense
OFF          
LWR19Perriman, Breshad U/NYJ13Bolden Jr., Victor SF1917Ratley, Damion SF2118Allison, Geronimo U/GB83McKinley, Javon CF21
RWR6Williams, Tyrell CC/LV87Cephus, Quintez 20/585Kennedy, Tom CF1915Surratt, Sage CF21
SWR11Raymond, Kalif U/Ten14St. Brown, Amon-Ra 21/400Hansen, Chad SF21
LT68Decker, Taylor 16/170Skipper, Dan W/Hou67Nelson, Matt CF19
LG73Jackson, Jonah 20/378Kraemer, Tommy CF2166Paulo, Darrin SF21
C77Ragnow, Frank 18/100Boehm, Evan SF2160Jackson, Drake CF2163Brown, Evan NFI
RG71Stenberg, Logan 20/465Crosby, Tyrell 18/5
RT58Sewell, Penei 21/172Vaitai, Halapoulivaati U/Phi64Heim, Evan SF21
TE88Hockenson, TJ 19/180FELLS, DARREN CC/Hou84Mack, Alize` SF2189Wright, Brock CF2149Thedford, Hunter SF21
TE43Taumoepeau, Charlie SF2140Hausmann, Jake CF21
QB16Goff, Jared T/LAR10Blough, David T/Cle12Boyle, Tim R/GB
RB32Swift, D'Andre 20/230Williams, Jamaal U/GB28Jefferson, Jermar 21/736Mills, Dedrick CF2100Warren, Michael SF21
FB45Cabinda, Jason SF19
Defense
DEF          
LDE90Flowers, Trey U/NE94Bryant, Austin 19/499Okwara, Julian 20/3
LDT91BROCKERS, MICHAEL T/LAR54McNeill, Alim 21/396Cornell, Jashon 20/792Strong Jr., Kevin CF19
RDT98Penisini, John 20/675Onwuzurike, Levi 21/297WILLIAMS, NICHOLAS U/Chi00Hector, Bruce W/Ten
RDE95Okwara, Romeo W/NYG93Hand, Da'Shawn 18/453Harris, Charles U/Atl
OLB55Barnes, Derrick 21/452McCray, Robert SF2159Beckett, Tavante CF21
MLB51Tavai, Jahlani 19/250Hamilton, Shaun Dion W/Was57Pittman, Anthony CF19
SLB8COLLINS, JAMIE U/NE34Anzalone, Alex U/NO
LCB24Oruwariye, Amani 19/526Melifonwu, Ifeatu 21/32Ford, Mike CF1841Parker, AJ CF2127Brown, Alex SF21
SS25Harris, Will 19/338Moore, CJ CF1947Price, Bobby CF2042Elliott, Jalen CF20
FS21Walker, Tracy 18/331Marlowe, Dean U/Buf40Igwebuike, Godwin SF2143Amos, D'Angelo CF21
RCB23Okudah, Jeff 20/11Dunbar, Quinton U/Sea39Jacobs, Jerry CF2133Holder, Alijah SF21
CB29Elder, Corn U/Car
Special Teams
ST          
PT3Fox, Jack CF19
PK4BULLOCK, RANDY U/Cin5Wright, Matthew SF21
LS48MUHLBACH, DON SF0447Daly, Scott SF21
H3Fox, Jack CF19
KO4BULLOCK, RANDY U/Cin
PR14St. Brown, Amon-Ra 21/4
KR14St. Brown, Amon-Ra 21/4
Reserves
RES          
RES44Reeves-Maybin, Jalen Covid-1986Bryant, Hunter NFI00Heath, Joel IR
RES00Price, Brian RET

Analysis

What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about PENEI SEWELL before he made the Detroit Lions' Depth Chart: Oregon, 6047 331 5.10. Junior entry from Malaeimi, American Samoa. Two-year starter that opted out of the 2020 season. Earned Honorable Mention all-conference honors as a true freshman in 2018 before being named Co-Pac 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. He delivered on his highly touted high school recruit profile, ending his playing career at Oregon as the winner of the Outland and Morris Trophy (the Morris Award is voted on by defensive line opponents). Has elite potential that stems from his combination of size, athleticism, and techniques. A consistent weapon in the trenches that has an extremely high win rate both as a run and pass blocker. He is a comfortable mover. Has outstanding hand strength, and always looks under full control no matter the situation. Because he opted out of the 2020 season he will enter the league with just 20 college games under his belt. Needs to develop more power and trust in his lower half and become less dependent on simply being more talented than his opponent. Was a man among boys in college, but his subtle and hard to notice weaknesses will need to be cleaned up if he wants to carry that success into the NFL. Checks all the boxes when looking at the physical requirements of a left tackle. Tall and thick with easy ability to carry a lot of weight on a nicely developed frame. He is long enough and shows the easy-foot speed to keep things moving and active. Plus body control and balance. Excels with his initial contact, constantly hitting his point with his hands. Will get a strong initial punch and maintains his positioning. Adjusts well against both power and speed. Shows the mental awareness and physical ability to alter his approach against complex blitzing and stunt schemes up front. Smart player that doesn’t get overwhelmed. Team player who will always look for extra work downfield. Chases the action and looks for bodies to pick off. Pad level and knee bend are inconsistent. Needs to engage from the hips down more consistently rather than just lean on defenders as a run blocker. Does not always maintain a tree-trunk type anchor in pass protection. Gives up too much ground against power. Needs to keep that pocket wider on his side. Will have a tendency to play soft for stretches. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-10 3/8, BP-30, 10-1.79).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP). Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP). Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).Ohio State, 6011 205 4.46. Junior entry, two-year starter, Grand Prairie, TX. First-team All-Big 10 in 2019. Was outstanding as a sub package player before becoming a full-time starter in 2019. Physical corner with length. Has experience in a variety of coverage and technique. Plays press, off, and hard corner. Effective with a two and off hand jam along with press and react. Strong in press and bail. Mirrors cuts extremely well from different looks. Quick in transition with sudden foot movements changing directions. Recovers and closes with a burst. Solid ball skills getting his inside hand on balls at the catch point. Can undercut a route in the throwing lane to high point the ball. Stays in phase on vertical and extended route breaks. Has eye discipline to focus on the receiver and find the ball in phase. Solid zone defender with quick lateral shuffle in deep outside coverage. Maintains close cushion and has the ability to see multiple routes and react to the quarterback delivery. Can sink under an intermediate route as a hard corner and quickly break on the flat. Explosive plant and drive. Physical in run support. Can take on a stalk block and shed working to the ball. Runs through tackles with gather and finish. Occasionally will give up leverage versus a shifty receiver. Could be more fluid in pedal and reactions in off coverage. At time relies too much on recovery speed versus route breaks. Occasionally goes low on tackles and is vulnerable to a miss or yards after contact. Has the size, speed, and athletic ability of an elite corner. Any deficiency in his game can be cleaned up by an NFL coach. He still has upside and will be selected in the first round. 2019 stats: 35 T, 1 TFL, 9 PBU, 2 FF, 3 INT. OSR:4/29. First round. (A-32 5/8, H-8 1/2, VJ-41, SS-DNP).